Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Educational Links 1/25/17


Department of Education Creates New Evaluation Tool for K–12 Administrators

Children Across the Country Spread Happiness With the Great Kindness Challenge

Six Tools for Collaborative Brainstorming - A Comparison Chart

Four-Day School Weeks More Popular, But Impact on Students and Educators Unclear

How Can Schools Prioritize For The Best Ways Kids Learn?

Why Paper Is The Real 'Killer App'

While technology can certainly provide an edge for certain tasks, digital overload is a real and growing concern. A 2010 study by the University of California at San Diego suggests we consume nearly three times as much information as we did the 1960s. And a report by Ofcom in the UK  says that 60% of us consider ourselves addicted to our devices, with a third of us spending longer online each day than we intend. So are we doing too much, and are our screens too distracting? Possibly. For instance, many studies indicate that multitasking is bad for us and makes our brains more scattered.

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